Wednesday, January 2 at 11:00 PM ET
Lawlor Events Center
The Nevada Wolf Pack try to stay undefeated when they host the Utah State Aggies on Wednesday.
Utah State crushes Eastern Oregon
The Utah State Aggies are coming off a convincing 84-57 win against the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers on December 28. Sam Merrill had a game-high 28 points with four rebounds and three assists and Neemias Queta added 13 points and seven rebounds and Eastern Oregon shot just 7-for-23 from 3-point range (30.4 percent), were outrebounded 46-34 and they turned the ball over 21 times.
Nevada moves to 13-0
The Nevada Wolf Pack improved to 13-0 after an 86-71 road win against Utah on December 29. Caleb Martin exploded for a career-high 33 points, seven assists and four steals and Jordan Caroline finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Utah outrebounded Nevada 39-30 but they were just 9-for-25 (36.0 percent) from beyond the arc and they had 17 turnovers.
NCAA Basketball Trends:
The Utah State Aggies are:
3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games
2-5 ATS in their last seven Wednesday games
2-5 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600
2-6 ATS in their last eight road games against a team with a winning home record
1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning straight up record
The Nevada Wolf Pack are:
10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 Wednesday games
33-15-3 ATS in their last 51 games following an ATS win
40-19-5 ATS in their last 64 games against a team with a winning straight up record
Utah State has exceeded expectations this season and although laying 9 points with Nevada may seem too much, they're really that good, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Utah State hasn't faced a defense like this before and asking them to keep this game close on the road is too much.
NCAA Basketball Pick: Nevada -9 (-110) at Jazz Sports
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